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ERA Introduced in Missouri State Senate

Last week, Missouri State Senator Jill Schupp introduced the Equal Rights Amendment into the state senate for ratification. Senator Schupp faces a tough battle in the Missouri State Senate after the Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz announced that he would oppose the legislation. Missouri’s Senate is composed of 24 Republicans and 10 Democrats and the legislation is currently in committee. “Women have been publicly fighting for equality since 1868,” Schupp said; “We believe that once we have the 38th state in place, [the ERA} will move forward.” Kamala Lopez, the executive director of Equal Means Equal documentary and the lead organizer of the National ERA Coalition was in Missouri last week advocating for the passage of the ERA. In response to opponents of the ERA, Lopez argued that “the ERA will not cause the sky to fall.” Lopez is calling for more education surrounding the ERA to assuage opponents’ fears and correct miseducation regarding the ERA. Sherry Buchanan, a member of ERA 38, a group dedicated to making Missouri the 38th state, could not testify last week in front of the committee due  to time restraints and the large number of people who showed up to testify in support […]

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